- Take dictation using shorthand, a stenotype machine, or headsets and transcribing machines.
- Perform data entry and data retrieval services, providing data for inclusion in medical records and for transmission to physicians.
- Perform a variety of clerical and office tasks, such as handling incoming and outgoing mail, completing and submitting insurance claims, typing, filing, or operating office machines.
- Receive and screen telephone calls and visitors.
||Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
- Transcribe medical reports.
- Release information to persons or agencies according to regulations.
- Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
- Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
- Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.
- Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.
- Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.
- Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
- Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients' progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
- Obtain a customer's previous record, or verify a prescription with the examining optometrist or ophthalmologist.
- Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping.
||Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
- Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers.
- Write reports, maintain research information, or perform clerical duties.
||Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- Perform support duties, such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
- Write patient discharge summaries and send them to primary care physicians.
||Occupational Therapy Aides
- Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
||Physical Therapist Assistants
- Perform clerical duties, such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, or filling out forms.
||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Perform clerical duties, such as scheduling exams or special procedures, keeping records, or archiving computerized images.
||Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Perform clerical duties, such as scheduling appointments, collecting data, or documenting health insurance billings.
- Prepare and submit case reports or summaries to government or mental health agencies.
- Prepare and submit reports and charts to treatment team to reflect patients' reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
- Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders.
- Complete administrative tasks, such as entering orders into computer, answering telephone calls, or maintaining medical or facility information.
- Evaluate patients' progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
- Prepare diagnostic or treatment reports for other medical practitioners or therapists.
- Contact patients' relatives to arrange family conferences.